Henry Cole

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SIMPLE – The Story Board

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

SIMPLE – The Story Board

Follow our Story Board (#hcsimple)  on Instagram to learn about SIMPLE. The Process – The Artists Involved – The influences – The Journey ….     SIMPLE – June 2015 till...

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First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

  December 2017 I’ll release the first single from my up- coming album SIMPLE. After waiting for the right circumstances for a long time I understood that we create our own and any day is the right day to go for it. Simple is Powerful. There is nothing stronger than having the support, artistry, vision, commitment, professionalism and friendship of some of the world’s top artist. All in a...

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“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

By Nainika Vaidya, news correspondent Renowned Puerto Rican percussionist Henry Cole will perform his show “Powerful Fusion” at the Villa Victoria in the South End after discussing his career, experience in the music world, technique and more at a free master class at Northeastern Crossing this Friday, Oct. 7. “Drummers are welcome and I love talking drums, but my mission is to express the...

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Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

We’re excited to host this world renowned percussionist who is transforming the music scene: Henry Cole, a Puerto Rican native, alongside the Villa Locura, combines a variety of musical styles to create an entirely unique genre. His fusion of beats – from salsa, to folklore, to funk, to R&B, to jazz, to Afro-Caribbean rhythms – moves audiences to feel and dance across the globe; and when he...

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Thank you Siena Jazz.

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

Thank you Siena Jazz.

I want to thank Jacopo Guidi , Caterina Di Perri for the opportunity and the trust in me to be part of one of the most amazing Jazz programs in the world , also all the staff and of course the AMAZING students/artists. Truly special experience and rewarding beyond measures. Thank you..Until next time. “It has been a real pleasure meeting you and see you play, teach and interact with the...

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Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

On a flight together Gerald showed me some tracks he had finished for his new cd. The music and the band were incredible and beautiful.. but I started hearing some percussion and extra  rhythmic  layers on the music so I asked if I could over dub some stuff and see how it worked.. He was crazy enough to let me try !. I called Gabo Lugo to play some parts on the Cajon and we layered some colors...

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Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

I’m honored to part of this incredible group of musicians, really.I call this group the HEHB !! Highly Elevated Human Beings Alcanza marks our third recording and almost a decade of working together!. Thanks Fabian Almazan for all the work and love you put into this band!!. Here are some words on Alcanza: “The first thing that becomes obvious when opening the download package for...

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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Posted on May 25, 2017

From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Artist Statement Recording Project 2015-16 SIMPLE One year ago, I had the idea for a record called “Layers.” With nine songs and a story, I had envisioned working on this new record with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (a 30-piece classical orchestra), along with my 13-piece band and Special Guests on vocals and percussion. Then, on a day off in November 2014, I realized that I was thinking...

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#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

Posted on May 25, 2017

#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

  “Linda Muchacha” Featuring Lero Martinez Roldan. This is a tribute to all Pleneros from Puerto Rico and the world with a special hug to those from Mayaguez🙏❤. Thank you for so much inspiration, love and funk..Los adoro Also you can Watch Part...

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